The landlord has successfully verified their identity, telephone number, email address and knowledge of the rental location during a phone interview process. The trusted process does not review the quality of the rental.
Phone verification means that a iRoommates.com representative has spoken with a Roommate and the Roommate's phone number has been verified. A verified phone numbers is traceable by government agencies. It is rare that a fraudulent Roommate would use verifiable phone number.
Identification verification means that a Roommate has answered identification questions correctly.
The length of time that a Roommate has posted with iRoommates.com is important because only Roommates in good standing with iRoommates.com can continue to post. An old "posting since" date is another verification of the legitimacy of the Roommate. Tenant experiences verify the legitimacy of the Roommate. Check the reviews for this Roommate to read about any tenant experiences with this Roommate.
A iRoommates.com Roommate must pass several levels of identity verification to become a TRUSTED Roommate. Trusted verification includes, but is not limited to: Phone Verification, Identification Verification, Government ID verification, Posting duration, and actual rental experiences of iRoommates.com tenants.
If a Roommate's status is "Trusted", then iRoommates.com believes that sending money to this Roommate is safe. In more than 10 years, no tenant has ever been "scammed" out of money by a Trusted Roommate.
If a Roommate's status is "Trusted", this does not mean that a rental will be in the condition that is expected by the tenant. Roommate and tenants expectations and values can be different. To evaluate the quality of the rental or the quality of the Roommate, please read the reviews of the Roommate.
If a Roommate's status is "Not Rated", the does not mean that this Roommate can not be trusted to send money. A "Not Rated" Roommate only means that the Roommate has not been verified by our quality control team and that the tenant should take the appropriate caution and read our FAQ for rental tips. If you have questions about a Roommate, contact a iRoommates.com representative and we will investigate the Roommate.